Campbell River writers festival WoWs visitor

The authors who spoke and interacted with the audience in a personal way represented the diversity of Canadian culture

Congratulations to the 2013 Words on the Water Committee for putting together an outstanding Writers’ Festival held at the Maritime Heritage Centre last weekend.  I drove north from Victoria for my first experience at this festival and left knowing that I’ll be back in 2014.

The authors who spoke and interacted with the audience in a personal way represented the diversity of Canadian culture and a range of literary accomplishments.  There was something of interest for everyone who attended.

It was an honor for all of us to hear from our national poet laureate, Fred Wah and to hear from him the personal history of how authors from minority ethnic groups have come into their own and have enriched the literary experience of Canadian readers.

The Maritime Heritage Centre provided an aesthetic venue for the festival and community support was evident in the number of sponsorships by local businesses.

Thank you to the organizers and to the community!

Starla Anderson

Victoria